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Representation of the Body for Patients With Cancer (CORCAN)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hospices Civils de Lyon Identifier:
First received: December 12, 2011
Last updated: January 29, 2014
Last verified: January 2014

The project aims to understand better how patients live the event of cancer and live its consequences on their bodily representations. In the study, the dynamic of the body image is not restricted to appearance but include sensations and visions of the inner body, what explains the choice of peritoneal cancer, and the treatment by cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC.

The three objectives of the study are:

  • identifying the impact of the representations of the treated body on the psychological strategies to cope with the disease, the bodily changes and the prospects of life;
  • making explicit the positive or negative impacts of these representations on the relationship between patients and health professionals (easing factors, misunderstandings, negotiations, etc.);
  • associating the health professionals with the study in its course and evaluation in order to elaborate a methodological collaborative approach between patients, health professionals and researchers in social sciences.

Condition Intervention
Peritoneal Carcinomatosis Behavioral: Interviews

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Representation of the Body and Treatment of Peritoneal Cancer by Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) - A Collaborative Approach Between Professionals of Health / Patients / Researchers

Further study details as provided by Hospices Civils de Lyon:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Body representations [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

    Comprehensive knowledge concerning the way the patients are living cancer event, treatment, changes in their body representations and conceptions of their lives.

    This qualitative study do not include outcome measures. Its purpose is restricted to the meanings

Enrollment: 21
Study Start Date: November 2011
Study Completion Date: January 2013
Primary Completion Date: January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Treated by HIPEC
Patients treated by HIPEC for peritoneal cancer
Behavioral: Interviews
Interviews will be done with patients
Standard chemiotherapy
Patients treated by standard chemiotherapy for peritoneal cancer
Behavioral: Interviews
Interviews will be done with patients


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients eligible to treatment of cancer by cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC
  • Primary (pseudomyxoma, mesothelioma) and secondary (colorectal, gastric, ovarian) peritoneal cancer
  • Free consent
  • Male or Female
  • Age > 18 years
  • Affiliate to social security

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age < 18 years, no french speaking
  • Cerebrals metastasis
  • Psychiatrics diseases
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01560533

Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud
Pierre Bénite, France, 69495
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospices Civils de Lyon
Principal Investigator: Olivier GLEHEN, Pr Hospices Civiles de Lyon
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hospices Civils de Lyon Identifier: NCT01560533     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2010.640
Study First Received: December 12, 2011
Last Updated: January 29, 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms processed this record on September 21, 2017